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Support Visitor Programme – Volunteers Needed

MND Scotland is about to launch a pilot Support Visitor Programme in the Greater Glasgow and Fife areas.  Trained volunteers will visit either patients or carers in their own homes and provide a friendly ear and chat. In order to get this programme off the ground we need volunteers from the Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Fife areas, who can commit to at least one session a month. No experience is required,… read more »

Mhairi Set to Trek Machu Picchu

Mhairi Dunlop (29), from Glasgow, is taking on the mammoth challenge of trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru in aid of MND Scotland. Mhairi’s grandfather, Bill Strachan, who was from Aberdeen, passed away from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) – a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which can cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe unaided – in January 2007, when he was 77 years old.… read more »

Scottish MND Register Gets Online

We are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer online registrations to the Scottish MND Register. The register, which is funded by MND Scotland, was set up to collect and store statistical information about MND patients in Scotland. This information can then be used to audit against MND care standards and compare geographical areas. The register also allows people to express an interest in taking part in… read more »

MND Scotland Open Day and AGM

Saturday 3rd September, Stirling Management Centre   This year’s MND Scotland Open Day and AGM will be held on Saturday 3rd September at Stirling Management Centre. Registration will take place from 9.45am – 10.15am, with tea and coffee on arrival. The day will begin with updates from our Chairman, Alastair Baillie, and from our CEO, Craig Stockton. Following this, guest speaker, Professor Orla Hardiman, Consultant Neurologist at the Beaumont Hospital in… read more »

Balamory Star raises money for MND Scotland

Balamory TV star, Juliet Cadzow, and her family are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Luing cattle breed, which was established by the Cadzow family in 1966. The Luing Cattle Society will be hosting the Anniversary Open Day on Friday 19th August, with a one of a kind raffle in aid of MND Scotland, as well as farm and stock tours and stock judging. First prize for the raffle is… read more »

From Ireland to Scotland by Raft

Tommy Monteith (38), from Portpatrick, is rowing a raft 19 miles from Donaghadee in Ireland, to his hometown, with 11 others in aid of MND Scotland. Tommy decided to take on the challenge for his friend, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2015. MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness which can cause someone to lose the ability to walk, eat, speak and breathe unaided. The team… read more »

New Inverclyde Support Group

We have just launched a new support group in the Inverclyde area for MND patients and family members. The first meeting will take place on Monday 8th August from 12.30 – 2.30pm, at the Community Trust Building, 7 ½ John Wood Street, Port Glasgow. Our groups meet in a social setting to exchange information and provide support to one another. We will occasionally have guest speakers who will deliver talks… read more »

New Discovery in MND Research

It has been announced that a new row of gene contributing to MND has been discovered. More on the BBC. New Discovery Craig Stockton, CEO of MND Scotland, said on the news, “We are thrilled by the announcement of this new gene discovery. The discovery of this new gene helps to fill in another piece of the jigsaw that is MND. Whilst further research is needed to understand what part… read more »

Awareness Week 2016 – What Happened

In the run up to MND Awareness Week, from 14th – 16th June, we held an exhibition in the Scottish Parliament. This was a great opportunity to highlight our work and the services we provide for people affected by MND, to new and returning MSPs.  We talked about our Awareness Week campaign to #CureMND to party leaders, members of the health committee and MSPs from across the country and all… read more »

MND Research Project Awards 2016

One of the key priorities of MND Scotland is the promotion of research into all aspects of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and as such we wish to invite applications for our Research Project Awards. This scheme aims to stimulate and increase high quality research projects into MND. Grants will be awarded for a limited duration up to a maximum of three years.  For projects lasting longer than one year, continuation… read more »